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Jul 7, 2012 4:00pm EDT
. they end on bastille day, july 14th. >>> inmates at a texas prison say they are constitutionally protected from the heat, and they're going to court. our legal guys take on the case. >>> and a mystery disease has killed more than 60 children in cambodia. health investigators are trying to figure out exactly what is going on. for business. [ beeping ] in here, data knows what to do. because the network finds it and tailors it across all the right points, automating all the right actions, to bring all the right results. [ whirring and beeping ] it's the at&t network -- doing more with data to help business do more for customers. ♪ to help business do more for customers. homicide of young people in america has an impact on all of us. how can we save these young people's lives? as a police chief, i have an opportunity to affect what happens in a major city. if you want to make a difference, you have to have the right education. university of phoenix opened the door. my name is james craig, i am committed to making a difference, and i am a phoenix. visit phoenix.edu to find the prog
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Jul 10, 2012 11:00pm EDT
close nine border patrol stations in states like california, montana and texas is causing an uproar tonight. local law enforcement officials say those stations located in towns a few hundred miles from the border provide essential resources to detain illegal immigrants. the administration plans to relocate 41 agents from those stations and place them closer to the southern and northern borders. but does this add up to better border security? our ed lavandera is in amarillo, texas with that story. >> reporter: the border patrol station in amarillo, texas sits on grassy prairie land on the edge of town. it's home to two border patrol agents. the office is hundreds of miles from the border, and might not be much to look at, but potter county sheriff brian thomas says his deputies patrol interstate 40, a major corridor for human smuggling and he counts on the border patrol agents for help. what do you think happens now when you come across a group of illegal immigrants that might be trafficked through your home? >> if we don't have any criminal charges on them, we have to let them go. t
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Jul 14, 2012 12:00pm EDT
challenged in texas. all of that straight ahead. 20 minutes or so from now. don't go anywhere yet, guys. >>> a cruel aassault at a group home in connecticut. one person is arrested. we'll have details on that. [ male announcer ] this is rudy. his morning starts with arthritis pain. and two pills. afternoon's overhaul starts with more pain. more pills. triple checking hydraulics. the evening brings more pain. so, back to more pills. almost done, when... hang on. stan's doctor recommended aleve. it can keep pain away all day with fewer pills than tylenol. this is rudy. who switched to aleve. and two pills for a day free of pain. ♪ and get the all day pain relief of aleve in liquid gels. ♪ by what's getting done. measure commitment the twenty billion dollars bp committed has helped fund economic and environmental recovery. long-term, bp's made a five hundred million dollar commitment to support scientists studying the environment. and the gulf is open for business - the beaches are beautiful, the seafood is delicious. last year, many areas even reported record tourism seasons. the prog
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Jul 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
than a median income family in central texas earns in an entire year. that will just continue to destart the gap between the very rich and rest of the country and it will not grow jobs. >> i have to tell you though, the contrast from steve king who we spoke to earlier today from iowa, is pretty sharp and shows these two, talking about fairness in a completely different light. i want you to listen to what he said. the fairness issue is not about the rich paying more, it's about everyone else paying their fair share. listen. >> if they are not going to work and there's a number approaching 100 million americans of working age not in the workforce and that includes the 13 million that are unemployed, some can't do anything about it. some aren't willing to do anything about that. when you add that up, roughly a third of americans of working age are not contributing to the gross domestic product to the united states. >> he talks about class envy. that's what you're going to hear. that's what you're going to be hearing a lot from the gop this week, sir, that you've got a president play
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Jul 9, 2012 9:00am EDT
challenge texas' proposed law that would require voters to show identification. last hour on "starting point" we heard from one texas lawmaker who scoffs at claims that minorities are being unfairly targeted. >> what we really want are people eligible to vote. we want them to get to the polls and register to vote. we don't want those who are dead. we want actual real ballots from real people and this law does that. >> joe johns joins us now. what's the core issue before the court today? >> reporter: this is a texas case and the question in court is about ensuring the integrity of the ballot versus making sure voting rights of minorities are protected. it will be determined by your party affiliation. republicans arguing for a long time now that voter fraud is a big problem. we've heard that argument and so something numerous states have enacted laws that require voters to present photo identification though some have been challenged. democrats say a lot of democratic voters especially segments of the african-american and hispanic populations tend to lack the kinds of photo ide
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Jul 9, 2012 1:00pm EDT
on trial today in washington. this is why texas passed a law in 2011 requiring voters to provide a voter i.d. and many march the obama administration blocked the law saying it is unfair to the minority voters and then texas sued the government saying that the motives are political. the trial starts today and a real test of the voting rights act of 1965 which essentially safeguards minority voting rights. i want to bring in ryan haygood who is director of the participation group at the naacp fund and first of all, talk about, ryan, the core issue here that people want to know. they are getting it of ensuring the integrity of the ballot that people should be able to vote. >> sure. thank you for having me on the show, suzanne. what is the what is at issue is three judges in texas will be considering if the voter i.d. law will affect the voting rights. our naacp legal defense fund represents three young students who had voted in previous elections using the only form of i.d. they had, student i.d., and texas' proposed law does not allow for the use of student i.d., but curiously will f
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Jul 1, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the texas lottery gone, saying it preys on the poor. brian todd has the story. >> reporter: juanita tells the saddest of stories. about a man who spent his money on lottery tickets and not on things he needed. >> well, he died and having no insurance because his insurance had elapsed, it was left up to the community and people that loved him to try to pull together funds in order to bury hi him. >> reporter: wallace's president of the dallas chapter is trying to get -- what are the primary reasons you want the lottery gone? research shows there are more poor people who purps these tickets than people who can actually afford it. >> reporter: wallace says the lottery preys on the poor and claims there are many more booths set up in poorer areas of dallas than in middle and upper income neighborhoods. contacted by cnn, the spokeswoman said they tried to reach all segments of the population. that they don't target poorer areas. but the texas lottery commission is required to do demographic studies and the most recent one says people in texas who are most likely to play a popular game an
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Jul 26, 2012 4:00am EDT
you so much. a town in texas that is all about bikinis "the ridiculist" is next. sometimes, i feel like it's me against my hair. [ female announcer ] weak, damaged hair needs new aveeno nourish+ strengthen. active naturals wheat formulas restore strength for up to 90% less breakage in three washes. for strong, healthy hair with life, new aveeno nourish+ strengthen. for strong, healthy hair with life, energy is being produced to power our lives. while energy development comes with some risk, north america's natural gas producers are committed to safely and responsibly providing generations of cleaner-burning energy for our country, drilling thousands of feet below fresh water sources within self-contained well systems. and, using state-of-the-art monitoring technologies, rigorous practices help ensure our operations are safe and clean for our communities and the environment. we're america's natural gas. somebody didn't book with travelocity, with 24/7 customer support to help move them to the pool daddy promised! look at me, i'm swimming! somebody, get her a pony! [ female announcer
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Jul 10, 2012 2:00am EDT
independents in the wealthy suburbs in this country. thanks very much to john avlon. >>> texas fought for its voter i.d. law in court today which could keep more than one million people from voting. we'll tell you why it may hold up in court. >>> a mysterious illness has killed dozens of children in cambodia. we first brought you that report last week. tonight on the scene live, what that deadly illness might be. >>> and george zimmerman is in a safe house and we're going to tell you who's actually paying the bill. the postal service is critical to our economy, delivering mail, medicine and packages. yet the house is considering a bill to close thousands of offices, slash service and layoff over 100,000 workers. the postal service is recording financial losses, but not for reasons you might think. the problem ? a burden no other agency or company bears. a 2006 law that drains $5 billion a year from post office revenue while the postal service is forced to overpay billions more into federal accounts. house bill 2309 is not the answer. do you have any idea where you're going ? wherever
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Jul 9, 2012 7:00am EDT
earnings expectations, among them, ford a texas instruments, most blaming the slowdown from europe. markets are down worldwide after that disappointing jobs report on friday here in the united states. and a georgia banker has gone missing, so has $17 million. aubry lee price is accused of defrauding more than 100 investors. he disappeared and left what appears to be a rambling suicide note. but atlanta journal constitution says federal investigators believe that price is still alive and possibly in south america. $44 million, not bad for a day's work for a few hours this week, william johnson was the ceo of duke energy. the former ceo of progress energy, where he worked, signed a three-year contract to head up duke once the two companies merged. he assumed the position on july 2nd. the next day by so-called mutual agreement, he was out, replaced by duke's former chief executive. johnson leaves with a severance package worth $44 million. christine, we've got to do a little digging to see how he earned the $44 million. it sounds a little odd to get $44 million for a day's worth of wo
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Jul 7, 2012 12:00pm EDT
something about the 21 of the 111 state prisons in texas. i think the three-judge panel is going to say, gary, it is cruel and unusual punishment, 126 degrees, 143 degrees, it's time to do something about that. >> richard, prison officials accuse or accused of not providing enough fans, ventilation, water, refusing to follow local and national prison standards. a texas law requires counties to maintain temperatures between 65 and 85 degrees. this is what's interesting the law does not apply to state prisons, right? >> does not apply to state prisons. i don't think that the circuit court is going to come down as hard as avery thinks. they may make some remedial suggestions to provide fans, but this is texas. don't mess with texas. very, very tough sentencing state. you know, i don't know what percentage of people in texas have fully air conditioned homes. these individuals are incarcerated. there's a purpose for incarceration. deterrence, protect the public. should be a just punishment. i understand that. but whether it really rises to the level, this gentleman was 345 pounds. his bo
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Jul 9, 2012 5:00am EDT
tens of thousands of people. >>> texas require voters to show photo i.d. at the polls? a panel of judges will hear that case today. >>> can this woman do something no other american has ever done before. we'll talk to the american who is the world judo champion about her chances for bringing gold for this country for the first time ever in judo. at the olympics. welcome back, everyone to "early start." it is nice to have you with us. i'm ashleigh banfield. >> i'm ali velshi, i'm in for zoraida. >>> this is cnn breaking news. >> president obama is holding a big event in the white house rose garden later this morning to resurrect the battle over the bush tax cuts. he'll be surrounded by working-class americans while he calls on congress to enasked tax cuts for everyone making $250,000 a year or less. republicans want the tax cuts extended for the wealthy as well. the white house will be busy framing the tax cut debate this week with the events planned in new hampshire, colorado, and florida. republicans want the tax cuts extended for all of americans, even wealthiest. we'll talk abo
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Jul 25, 2012 10:00pm EDT
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Jul 19, 2012 11:00am EDT
texas. the lonestar state is known for ropers, wranglers and darn good texas mex. let's ask our own ed lavandera. he loves stopping in on fuel city tacos even more. >> reporter: what if i told you some of the best tacos you'll find not just in dallas, texas but the entire state of texas are hidden in this gas station. fuel city. you're not going to find this place in some fancy photo spread with the dallas chamber of commerce. it's off the beaten path. you have to drive a bunch of bail bond stores, liquor stores and closed up strip joint but worth the drive. i'll take you inside where the magic is made. [ speaking foreign language ] check it out. you got beef, you got chicken, you got pork, check out theal p -- the jalapenos and grilled onions. there's some donkeys, car washes. this place is opened 24 hours. breakfast tacos. come here any time. $1.40 for a taco. i'm for to us order. we're ordering for everybody. a feast ready for everybody to enjoy. heaven. it's all good. beautiful. now after you've enjoyed your tacos and you're full take a moment and feel sorry for the poor animals
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Jul 25, 2012 8:00pm EDT
that tops the list. >> thank you so much. a town in texas that is all about bikinis "the ridiculist" is next. ♪ you want to save money on car insurance? no problem. you want to save money on rv insurance? no problem. you want to save money on motorcycle insurance? no problem. you want to find a place to park all these things? fuggedaboud it. this is new york. hey little guy, wake up! aw, come off it mate! geico. saving people money on more than just car insurance. >>> time for the "ridiculist." there's a sports bar franchise in texas called bikinis. i would imagine it's some kind of memorial on the government's nuclear test. no? it's an imaginative alternate universe where women in bikinis serve bacon, cheese burgers and beer. they have fried oreos on the menu. mmm, oreos. you wou you would think the guy who owns it would be sitting on top of the world. but the eno'er of bikinis is not content to rest on those laur laurels. he had new trails to blaze. so he bought a town in texas and renamed it bikinis. it's not actually a town, per say. the area is a couple of acres, an old build
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Jul 22, 2012 2:30pm EDT
classroom. when i finished my ncaa career, i competed as a graduate student at the university of texas. i knew that i had more left in the tank. so there wasn't any question of whether or not i was going to keep up with it in law school, even though lot of people asked me how i would do so. but even after law school i was fortunate enough to receive a job offer from a law firm in new york city and they have been very supportive. they deferred that offer for a couple years and are behind me 100%. it really enables me to focus on my training and really try to be all that i can be on the track before i attempt that in my legal career. >> how did it come back that you would represent haiti as opposed to pursuing only a u.s. olympic team slot and then leaving it there if you didn't make the team or celebrating if you did. instead, it would be haiti that you would be representing as an olympian? >> yeah. well, in 2007 before going to law school when i finished at the university of texas i decided that i wanted to compete internationally. that year was the pan american games. so for me at that p
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Jul 14, 2012 4:00pm EDT
in the peace making process following their bitter primary battle. >>> now to houston, texas. people are dealing with the worst flooding in more than two years. rescue crews scrambled to save dozens of people from the flash floods, including some kids from a baseball day camp. the national weather service has extended some of its flood warnings until tomorrow morning. >>> and it's an incredible story of survival. an autistic man surviving three weeks in the utah desert with just the clothes on his back. coming up, hear from the pilot who helped rescue him. [ male announcer ] this... is the at&t network. a living, breathing intelligence teaching data how to do more for business. [ beeping ] in here, data knows what to do. because the network finds it and tailors it across all the right points, automating all the right actions, to bring all the right results. [ whirring and beeping ] it's the at&t network -- doing more with data to help business do more for customers. ♪ too. >>> independent investigator louis freeh releases a scathing report. might this open up a whole new can of wor
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Jul 16, 2012 3:00pm EDT
to a lost and found story that was 42 years in the making. bob russell of texas is back with his car. it was stolen in 1970. he kept the keys and title and kept an eye out. he found it for sale on ebay posted from a car dealership out of beverly hills after wrangling with the present owner he got back the car he drove on the first date with a woman that is now his wife. he says the car runs just fine. the car is worth today about $23,000. >>> admit it, this looks fun. the world's longest human domino chain made world records in shanghai over the weekend. 1 1,001 people on mattresses topple each other over. >>> is your grass brown? your yard cracked? dozens of counties people are seeing the worst drought in years. chad with join us next. >>> a settlement with mastercard and visa. it sounds good but means you could be paying more. for those you have heading out the door you can continue watching cnn from your mobile phone or you can watch from your desktop. g blng a broader mix of energies. that's why we're supplying natural gas to generate cleaner electricity... that has around 50% fe
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Jul 8, 2012 3:00am EDT
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Jul 21, 2012 4:30pm EDT
. 32-year-old rebecca wingo originally from quinlan, texas was living in aurora, colorado working at joe's crab shack according to her face book page. she is a mother of a couple of kids there and we saw a post on her father's facebook page where he says, i lost my daughter yesterday to a mad man. my grief right now is inconsolable. i hear she died instantly without pain, however the pain is unbearable. so, fred, again, to recap, an eighth victim now we're hearing about. of the 12 killed in early friday morning in aurora, colorado, 32-year-old rebecca wingo originally from quinlan, texas was living in aurora, colorado. she is now being listed as the eighth victim. >> tragic. thanks so much. appreciate that. we'll have much more of our continuing coverage of this massacre at a movie theater right after this. i have to know the weather patterns. i upgraded to the new sprint direct connect. so i can get three times the coverage. [ chirp ] [ manager 2 ] it's like working in a giant sandbox with all these huge toys. and with the fastest push-to-talk... i can keep track of them all. [ chir
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Jul 4, 2012 7:00am EDT
cemetery in texas. why they are not letting old glory fly on veterans graves. that is our get real. ryan lizza's play list, flaming lips. "it's summertime." homicide of young people in america has an impact on all of us. how can we save these young people's lives? as a police chief, i have an opportunity to affect what happens in a major city. if you want to make a difference, you have to have the right education. university of phoenix opened the door. my name is james craig, i am committed to making a difference, and i am a phoenix. visit phoenix.edu to find the program that's right for you. enroll now. male spirit present.trong it's the priceline negotiator. >>what? >>sorry. he wants you to know about priceline's new express deals. it's a faster way to get a great hotel deal without bidding. pick one with a pool, a gym, a great guest rating. >>and save big. >>thanks negotiator. wherever you are. ya, no. he's over here. >>in the refrigerator? [ male announcer ] we believe small things can make a big difference. like how a little oil from here can be such a big thing in an old frie
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Jul 26, 2012 1:00am EDT
the years but that tops the list. >> thank you so much. a town in texas that is all about bikinis "the ridiculist" is next. [ bell tolls ] agents, say hello to the biggest hailstone in u.s. history. oh, that will leave a dent. which is exactly why we educate people... about comprehensive coverage. yep. the right choice now can pay off later. looks like a bowling ball. yeah. oh! agents, say hello to the second-biggest hailstone in u.s. history. [ announcer ] we are insurance. ♪ we are farmers bum-pa-dum, bum-bum-bum-bum ♪ >>> time for the "ridiculist." i don't know whether you're aware of this, but there's a sports bar franchise in texas called "bikinis." i'm not personally familiar with the establishment, but i would imagine it's some kind of theme restaurant involving the history of the nuclear weapons tests in the 1940s. no? oh? no. it's an imaginative alternate universe where women in bikinis serve bacon cheeseburgers and beer. basically it's hooters without the uniforms. one other major difference, they have fried oreos on the menu. mmm, oreos. you would think the guy who
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Jul 9, 2012 11:00pm EDT
suburbs in this country. thanks very much to john avlon. >>> texas fought for its voter i.d. law in court today which could keep more than one million people from voting. we'll tell you why it may hold up in court. >>> a mysterious illness has killed dozens of children in cambodia. we first brought you that report last week. tonight on the scene live, what that deadly illness might be. >>> and george zimmerman is in a safe house and we're going to tell you who's actually paying the bill. [ man ] ever year, sophia and i use the points we earn with our citi thankyou card for a relaxing vacation. ♪ sometimes, we go for a ride in the park. maybe do a little sightseeing. or, get some fresh air. but this summer, we used our thank youpoints to just hang out with a few friends in london. [ male announcer ] the citi thankyou visa card. redeem the points you've earned to travel with no restrictions. rewarding you, every step of the way. >>> our second story "outfront," the state of texas tries to enforce an id law that could keep more than 1 million people from voting in the presidential election
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Jul 9, 2012 7:00pm EDT
this country. thanks very much to john avlon. >>> texas fought for its voter id law in court today which could keep more than 1 million people from voting. we'll tell you why it may hold up in court. >>> a mysterious illness has killed dozens of children in cambodia. tonight on the scene live, what that deadly illness might be. >>> and george zimmerman is in a safe house and we're going to tell you who's actually paying the bill. cookie-cutter retirement advice ttd#: 1-800-345-2550 you get at some places. ttd#: 1-800-345-2550 they say you have to do this, have that, invest here ttd#: 1-800-345-2550 ttd#: 1-800-345-2550 you know what? ttd#: 1-800-345-2550 you can't create a retirement plan based on ttd#: 1-800-345-2550 a predetermined script. ttd#: 1-800-345-2550 to understand you and your goals... ttd#: 1-800-345-2550 ...so together we can find real-life answers for your ttd#: 1-800-345-2550 real-life retirement. ttd#: 1-800-345-2550 talk to chuck ttd#: 1-800-345-2550 and let's write a script based on your life story. ttd#: 1-800-345-2550 last season was the gulf's best tourism sea
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Jul 11, 2012 4:00pm EDT
tan centers just to cause huge traffic jams. miguel in texas writes, have you lost your bearings? lose all those millions of dollars to boost the local economy? the conventions also give the president to-be and vice president time to make points who then go out and campaign hard for them up until the election. jk in minnesota, yes, do away with them and the electoral college and go on the popular vote. that way the candidates better pay attention to all parts of the country and not just the swing states. what a screwed up system we have. eric in toronto writes, you mean do away with the four-day commercial that no one watches? besides, the candidates' speeches, nothing else really matters. brandon in iowa writes, i'd say it's time to bag the conventions, they're a waste of time, money and promote the polarization of america. bob in ohio, nope, i would rather watch politicians and their supporters lying and partying than anything passes through my tv. like the unemployment isn't enough already, now you want to put a bunch of hookers out of business? if you want to read more about what t
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Jul 7, 2012 5:00pm EDT
... austin, texas... we are all here to represent the country we love this is for everyone back home it's go time. across america, we're all committed to team usa. we asked total strangers to watch it for us. thank you so much, i appreciate it, i'll be right back. they didn't take a dime. how much in fees does your bank take to watch your money ? if your bank takes more money than a stranger, you need an ally. ally bank. no nonsense. just people sense. hethey don't need one,gh wes, clay and demarcus tried on the new depend real fit briefs for charity to prove how great the fit is even while playing pro football. the best protection now looks, fits and feels just like underwear. get a free sample and try one on for yourself. >>> another normal day at the pumps? not so much. keep an eye on that street at the top right of your screen. okay? see the tractor trailer? there it is. wow. boom. right into that gas station. there it goes right to the gas pumps. it happened thursday at a gas station. this is akron, ohio by the way. the driver of the truck says his brakes failed. obviously. look at t
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Jul 14, 2012 10:00am EDT
system. >>> texas is getting slammed by torrential rain. and there are widespread reports of flooding especially around neighborhoods in houston. according to our affiliate, ktrk, dozens of homes have flooded. rescue crews in houston scrambled to save a total of 37 people from the flash floods including children from a baseball day camp. >>> now to an incredible story of survival. a helicopter pilot spotted william la fever, the man on that gurney, in a shallow river bed. he had been missing for more than a month after going for a hike with his dog in june. the 28-year-old who is autistic managed to survive on frogs and roots. >> he was in tough shape. i don't think he had another 24 hours left in him. >> i'll be speaking with the pilot who rescued william live in less than 30 minutes. you will not want to miss this interview. it's really an incredible story. >>> a possible breakthrough in a cold case. for 30 years investigators have wondered about a girl known only as princess doe. so why do they have new hope now? i'll tell you. focus lolo, focus let's do this i am from bal
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Jul 7, 2012 3:00pm EDT
to provide fans but this is texas. don't mess with texas. a very, very tough sentencing state. you know, i don't know what percentage of people in texas have fully air conditioned homes. these individuals are incarcerated. there is a purpose for incarceration. deterrence, protect the public, should be a just punishment. i understand that. but whether it really rises to the level -- >> you can watch the rest of my conversation with our legal guys in the 4:00 eastern hour of cnn newsroom. >>> you're in the cnn newsroom. i'm gary tuchman in for frederica whitfield. nine days and counting. a searing heat wave affecting a huge section of the united states is once again creating dangerous conditions from the midwest to the eastern seaboard. temperatures so high they are literally causing roads to buckle. in wisconsin, this warped road actually sent an suv flying into the air. that is a true picture. that is not made up. the heat is especially dangerous for people who don't have power and that is the situation facing hundreds of thousands of people who lost electricity during a major stor
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Jul 8, 2012 5:00am EDT
blazing texas sun. marathon runner and triathlete he has served the majority of his 27-military career in the army special forces including remarkably seven tours to iraq. >> joined army straight out of high school and what i wanted to do since i was 5 years old, give or take. as kids we play soldier but i just never grew out of it. i knew from the start. i started high school, got to get good grades. why? i'm going to the army. >> his battle at home is now his greatest. chris is one of the 20 u.s. military personnel here in texas for the ride organized by the george w. bush presidential center led by president bush himself. >> the w-100 is a hundred kilometer mountain bike ride to honor our vets who have been wounded in combat to thank their families and thank the groups who have helped them recover from serious injury. >> each of these warriors suffers from a devastating consequence at war. but chris, it's his leg. the ride is a chance to prove to the former commander in chief and to themselves what they can do. >> these are stories are courage, sacrifice and commitment. these are vo
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Jul 28, 2012 12:00pm EDT
, in san antonio, texas. just a short time ago one of her broadcast colleagues remembering sort of embarrassing story about when jessica first started saying she forgot to put her microphone on one of the first times she's on air. some of the things we all forget to do from time to time. but you see her just an aspiring sports broadcaster whose life was cut short way too soon at 24 years old. and last, matt mcquinn's funeral will be held today. he dove on his girlfriend to take the bullet for her. his family trying to make sense of his heroic deed there on july 20th in aurora, colorado. his uncle spoke to a local affiliate and said that he's just glad that his son -- his nephew died in this heroic way but just a big tragedy for the family. >> all right. . >> you can't think. all can you do is react. and for matt to immediately react to protect the one that he loved showed us what a great -- what great character he had and made us proud that he was a part of our family. >> and it's that character there, several of these men that died in the shooting of the 12 killed did protect girl
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Jul 23, 2012 3:00pm EDT
was armed. >>> a truck crash in south texas takes the lives of 13 people including two kids. there were 23 people inside this truck. this was an f-250 according to to texas highway patrol when it crashed. investigators still do not know why this truck left the road or how it slammed into the two trees. people who stopped to help started screaming because the scene was so horrific. christina reyes tried to help. >> that was the first thing that came to my mind was start couldn'ting bodies and check for pulses and see who was not breathing, who was breathing. >> the crash happened in the small town of berclair. it's southeast of san antonio. troopers are still trying to confirm victim's identities. they believe they are all illegal immigrants. it seats six people at maximum. six. one highway patrolman with 38 years on the job said he's never seen that many people crammed into one single truck. >>> the suspected gunman made his first appearance. here he was this morning. in just a couple of minutes we're expecting a statement from his family. don't go anywhere. you'll want to hear tha
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Jul 8, 2012 12:00am EDT
... bloomington, california... austin, texas... we are all here to represent the country we love this is for everyone back home it's go time. across america, we're all committed to team usa. >>> with 23,000 american troops, one president is quietly paying tribute to america's wounded warriors, the classic story of keeping america great and an interview of the man who stayed out of the lime light. former president george w. bush. >> i held our military in awe when i was president. the stories they tell just increase the awe. >> at first glance, sergeant major chris was exactly who you expect on the race of the warrior 100. 60 miles ever mountain biking under the blazing texas sun. marathon runner and triathlete, he served the majority of the military career in the army special forces, including remarkably seven tours in iraq. >> joined the army straight out of high school. what i wanted to do since i was 5 years old, give or take. as kids we play soldier and i never grew out of it. i started high school and said we have to get good grades. >> his battle at home is notice his greatest. he
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Jul 21, 2012 8:00am EDT
moved to denver from texas, randi, where she was trying to become a sports caster, an aspiring journalist who no doubt would have had a tremendous impact on our field. and ironically enough, she was in toronto last month when a mall shooting broke out there. she survived that attack. her mother earlier, yesterday, spoke to our affiliate in san antonio, giving an emotional interview about her daughter. >> i'll never have her to hug again or get a text message again or get a funny facebook picture. that's the hard part right now. just knowing those are things that i'm never going to get to experience again. i was blessed, only for 25 years, but i was blessed. >> now, cnn is continuing to make calls this morning, trying to independently confirm those names for our viewers. and just a reminder to our viewers, the youngest victim being a 4-month-old baby that was treated and released. also included, yesterday, barbara starr, cnn pentagon correspondent, finding that four servicemen, in fact, two airmen and two sailors, one who's still unaccounted for, were also victims in that shooti
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Jul 15, 2012 10:00pm EDT
. he'll hit the red state of texas on tuesday, for fund raisers in san antonio and austin. >> after fund-raising monday in mississippi and louisiana, mitt romney heads tuesday to pennsylvania and wednesday to ohio, both considered important swing states in the race for the white house. >> on the heels of new details of jpmorgan's massive trading loss and better than expected profits, citigroup, gold man sachs, bank of america and morgan stanley will report earnings. and we'll hear from heavy hitters on the dow. and tech giants microsoft, google, ibm and intel. also on wall street's radar, federal reserve chairman bernanke will testify on capitol hill. on the economicalen dar, we'll get son insight into the struggling housing market and retail sales. >> here's what we're watching this week, more continuing coverage of tom cruise and katie holmes and how they are splitting their time with their daughter suri. and, of course, you remember the original karate kid, right? he's going to be here on "showbiz tonight." we're going to talk about his brand new tv project. >>> all right, thank you,
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Jul 8, 2012 2:30pm EDT
access to the ballot box. >>> a trial starts tomorrow in washington on a texas voter i.d. law that was struck down by the justice department in march. >>> strawberries, cream and a little bit of history at wimbledon today. we'll tell you who won the men's single tennis title. mine was earned off vietnam in 1968. over the south pacific in 1943. i got mine in iraq, 2003. usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation. because it offers a superior level of protection, and because usaa's commitment to serve the military, veterans and their families is without equal. begin your legacy, get an auto insurance quote. usaa. we know what it means to serve. >>> in london, roger federer wins his record tying seventh wimbledon crown. but british tennis fans are kind of disappointed after he beat uk's andy murray by 3-1 sets. murray was hoping to become the first brit to win the wimbledon men's singles title since 1936. it's kind of bittersweet. i feel bad for federer because not enough people were cheering for him. amanda, very emotional. we heard from andy murray who had a
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Jul 21, 2012 7:00am EDT
took her life. she moved from denver to texas to pursue her dream of becoming a sportscaster. she was also a survivor of the recent mall shooting, gary, if you remember in toronto. it's incredible. her mom spoke to a local affiliate ksat. >> i'll never have her to hug again or get a text message again or get a funny facebook picture. that's the hard part right now. just knowing those are things that i'm never going to get to experience again. i was blessed only for 25 years, but i was blessed. >> just a tearful remembrance from her mother. just a tragic situation for all involved. of course, gary, cnn is making calls this morning. we have our national desk on assignment here. and we will update you with more victims. a 4-month-old. and pentagon releasing a statement saying four servicemen, two sailors and two airmen wounded in the incident, one of which is still unaccounted for. >> once again, the suspect in all of these shootings, james holmes. what's so tragic, not only are they losing their loved ones but they had to wait hours and hours and hours to find out. just unbelievably
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Jul 17, 2012 9:00am EDT
international space station until november. >>> president obama is looking to big money donors in texas today to help bolster his re-election war chest. he is scheduled to visit two cities. his first stop will be san antonio, where the president will attend two separate events, including a fundraiser hosted by actress eva longoria and the city's mayor. later, mr. obama heads to austin to pick up more campaign cash at another pair of events. sources close to the president say the total haul could set a new record as the obama camp continues to turn up the heat against republican rival mitt romney with this new ad. >> tax havens, offshore accounts, carried interest. mitt romney has used every trick in the book. romney admits that over the last two years he's paid less than 15% in taxes on $43 million in income. makes you wonder if some years he paid any taxes at all. we don't know because romney has released just one full year of his tax returns. and won't release anything before 2010. >> you know what? i put out as much as we're going to put out. >> what is mitt romney hiding? >> joining
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Jul 18, 2012 1:00pm EDT
going into the el nino pattern which brought lots of moisture into texas, so it's very a very good sign that we are going into the el nino right now, and very likely in the winter we may see the conditions improving. >> thank you, chad. we appreciate it. >>> it is not just the farmers getting hit by the drought. we will feel the effects of the grocery bills and alison kosik is joining us. where do we expect to see the higher prices? >> well, at the meat counter and dairy. because corn that is affected by the drought is going to the feed to feed the chicken and the pig and if it is more expensive to feed them, it is going to roll downhill that the food coming from the animals is going to cost more. that means that the average cost of beef which rang up at $4.35 a pound last year, could jump more than .40 this year, but remember, it would not happen overnight, and maybe we would see this sort of happen maybe at the end of this year, and fwe gining of next year, and it is, suzanne, the farmers who will feel the impact more than the average consumer. one of the analysts at bank of amer
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Jul 25, 2012 5:00am EDT
most successful sitcoms. no word on what caused his death at his home in el paso, texas. sherman hemsley, an indelible mark. he was 74. >> always wondered what was going to come out of his mouth. >>> eight minutes past the hour. the senate votes this afternoon on competing plans to extend the bush era tax cuts. we keep on talking about this. the democratic plan would extend the cuts for couples making less than $250,000 a year. individuals making under $200,000. republicans want to extend the tax cuts for all taxpayers, including the wealthiest americans. neither proposal is expected to pass. >> so nothing will happen. at the end of the day, nothing changes. >> nothing changes. >> welcome to washington, everyone. >>> you have to look at this video. because it looks like something sinister. see for yourself. surveillance video from a supermarket showing a man, it looks like a man putting a woman into the trunk of a car. coming up, we're going to tell you what police say is really happening in this video. [ female announcer ] imagine skin so healthy, it never gets dry again. can yo
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Jul 11, 2012 9:00am EDT
holder took on the proposed texas voter i.d. law. federal judges are reviewing that proposal this week after the justice department blocked it. holder says the proposal would be discriminatory. >> under the proposed law, concealed handgun licenses would be acceptable forms of photo i.d. but student i.d.s would not. many of those without i.d.s would have to travel great distances to get them. and some would struggle to pay for the documents they might need to obtain them. we call those poll taxes. >> holder said studies show 1/4 of voting aged african-americans do not have government-issued photo i.d.s. that compares to 8% of voting-aged whites. >>> now "daily show"? "jersey shore" jitters? here's why. >> this is a bad situation. >> it's like the end of civilization. >> tonight, direct tv is getting rid of mtv. >> really? >> nickleodeon. >> what? >> we're doomed! >> comedy central. >> no! >> that's so sad. >> can we see just the disturbing part again? >> bet. >> what? >> we have to stop the show. hold on, hold on, hold on. >> and more. >> that is the reality for direct tv viewers this m
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Jul 10, 2012 5:00am EDT
agency from punishing him for the allegations of doping violations, but a texas judge struck down the suit and then chewed out arm trong's lawyers saying the complaint was jam-packed with legally irrelevant complaints solely designed to increase media coverage of this case. >>> [ bleep ]. >> a nasty brawl breaking out in a florida courtroom between the family of two murdered brothers and the suspect's familiar. it happened after a hearing on florida's stand your ground gun laws was canceled, the same law in the middle of trayvon martin shooting case. one of the victim's friends left on a stretcher after this brawl, possibly with a broken jaw. the defendant's father and stepfather were taken awe in handcuffs. >>> prince, your home run king. detroit tiger prince fielder won the home run derby last night in kansas city, which will host the major league baseball all-star game tonight. justin verlander will start for the american league. matt cain for the national league. and the league that wins gets home field advantage in the world series. >>> a break from the heat comes at a price.
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Jul 9, 2012 3:00pm EDT
world's energy mix. let's go. >>> more news unfolding. rapid fire. roll it. in texas there as federal trial under way today over this new voter i.d. law. the law says texans have to show photo identification in order to cast a ballot, but the u.s. attorney general's office blocked the law, saying it could make it tougher for minorities, for the disabled to vote. the texas ag points out at least four other states require photo i.d. for people to cast their ballots. >>> lance armstrong is suing to try to block the doping charges against him. the u.s. anti-doping agency accuses the seven-time tour de france champ of using performance enhancing drugs. armstrong's lawsuit says the agency's proceedings are rigged and they go on to accuse the agency of looking to snare a big fish to justify its existence. the anti-doping agency says armstrong's lawsuit doesn't have a leg to stand on. >>> at a florida courthouse this morning people started throwing punches causing an all out brawl. >> hey! hey! >> wow. look at this. this is unbelievable. according to our affiliate wftv this fight broke out be
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Jul 27, 2012 8:00pm EDT
texas native rebecca wingo has two young girls. she joined the air force after high school. fluent in chinese, she served as a translator before moving to colorado. >> the sweetest smile you ever seen. she growth prettier as she grew older. in the blink of an eye, something happens and completely changes everybe would one's lif. >> reporter: in the blink of an eye, everyone's life can change forever. little veronica moser-sullivan's life had only just begun. the youngest of all the victims. she was just 6 years old. a vibrant little girl. she'd just learned to swim. a swimsuit, stuffed animals and candles now surround the cross placed in veronica's memory. tom and karen teves lost a son, alex, who was killed while shielding his girlfriend from gunfire. alex died a hero. ened on monday, his father faced the suspect in court and saw, in his own words, a coward. i spoke with them monday night. >> i'm so sorry for your loss. i mean, it sounds like such a hole hollow thing to say. how are you holding up? >> we got to move forward. alex would have expected us to live. we're going to live
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Jul 5, 2012 7:00pm EDT
than texas and the u.n. tells out front there are more than 1,000 refugees fleeing the country and now reports of a cholera outbreak and according to media reports in the region, with land mines. the united states is about to open the flood gates and reinstate aid to pakistan. governor officials tell us the u.s. is going to repay about 1.1 billion as part of a military program that reimburses pakistan for so-called anti-terrorism efforts and we are told they will talk to congress and could run into a problem in the senate. where justin march a panel voted to withhold aid to pakistan and made in protest to jail the doctor who helped the cia find and kill osama bin laden. now to china where the country's central bank cut interest rates the second time in a month and this is an incredible development, everyone. top of the show we talked how crucial is to the u.s. and why you have to care about this. gord chan told us now panic in beijing, his word, before the first rate cut in june, china had not cut interest rates in three years. even with the global financial crisis. so everyone thinks
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Jul 12, 2012 3:00pm EDT
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